RYA Powerboat Level 1

2019 - We currently have a full schedule with no spaces on courses locally

1 Day Course

RYA Powerboat Level 1 is the Ideal course for beginners and crews that provides a great introduction to power boating. See Course Dates


To provide a practical introduction to boat handling and safety in powerboats

Prior Experience Required

No prior boating experience is necessary. The course is a good power boating taster session


Candidates aged 12 to 16 years old will receive an RYA Level 1 certificate with the endorsement that they should only use a powered craft under the supervision of a responsible adult.

RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course Content - Theory

Types of craft
Engines & pre start checks
Loading & balancing the boat
Awareness of other water users
Application of collision regulations
Local byelaws and insurance
Towing & being towed

RYA Powerboat Level 1 Course Content - Practical

Preparation of boat & crew
Launching and recovery
Boat handling
Securing to a mooring buoy
Leaving and coming alongside

To find out more about RYA Level 1 dates and courses to suit you:-

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RIB, powerboat and RYA courses in Mudeford, Christchurch Harbour, Christchurch Bay, Bournemouth Bay, Hampshire and Dorset

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